New Club Raises Awareness of Disabilities


Students ate blindfolded at the Dining in the Dark event sponsored by the new club Equal Access for All so they could experience how it feels to be blind or visually impaired.

A new Student Activities Club called Equal Access for All caught the attention of Dominican College students with its first event – Dining in the Dark. During the event, students and a few administrators ate dinner while blindfolded to understand the challenges faced by people who are blind or visually impaired. 

The President of the fledgling club, Jose Del Orden, is blind himself and said he hoped the event was both interesting and memorable. “The goal of this club is to spread awareness of disabilities in ways that are new and not only educational, but also entertaining, “  he said. 

Freshman Alayna Heegan was among those in attendance and spoke as she struggled to eat her salad.   “I feel like it’s all over the table,” she said.  “I’m getting of better understanding of how blind people feel and definitely will try to help them out.”

About 50 people attended the event  on Thursday, November 3, 2016, in the Lawrence Room of Rosary Hall.